Big Fish by Daniel Wallace Book Review

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace

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“He could outrun anybody, and he never missed a day of school. He saved lives, tamed giants. Animals loved him. People loved him. Women loved him (and he loved them back). And he knew more jokes than any man alive.

Now, as he lies dying, Edward Bloom can’t seem to stop telling jokes–or the tall tales that have made him, in his son’s eyes, an extraordinary man. Big Fish is the story of this man’s life, told as a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts his son, William, knows. Through these tales–hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous–William begins to understand his elusive father’s great feats, and his great failings.”

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The Ultimate Book Tag

I love getting to know the bloggers that I follow. Sometimes I wished that we all lived in the same cul-de-sac and had a monthly get-together or something. 🙂 But, if you want, this is a pretty random and good way to get to know me. I was tagged by the lovely Summer over at xingsings. Check her out! She’s a sweetheart 🙂

Onward!

SPNG Tags: Dean / Jensen / Dancing among Archangels /<br /> Looking for a particular Supernatural reaction gif? This blog organizes them so you don’t have to spend hours hunting them down.

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Book Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke [Published by Speak]

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaSynopsis:

“You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand….”

Children are disappearing. Groups of young boys and girls form small armies to hunt for a monster. People are seeing things that shouldn’t be there and doing things that shouldn’t be done. 

And it all starts when an irresistible guy named River West shows up in Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town.

Is River somehow connected? Is he just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or is he something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back.

 

 

 

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Liebster Awards

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Hey Everyone! Ashley from across the way at What’s She Reading was kind enough to nominate me for the Liebster Award. She is an absolute sweetheart and if you haven’t checked out her site, you should definitely head right over there. Just clickety-click on the link above 🙂

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
  • Give your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award.
  • Come up with 11 questions for your nominees

 

Of course, being a newbie, I had no idea that this even existed and I’m more than happy to jump on board and nominate some bloggers that I enjoy quite a bit.

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Stacking the Shelves & Mini Book Review “Odd Thomas” by Dean Koontz

With finals looming over me like a black cloud, I haven’t been able to really think about posting or what I’m going to post, how I’m going to post it, when I was going to post it. Ah! But woe is me, I suppose.

As I’ve admitted in previous posts, I love thrift stores. And in addition to thrift stores, I also love auctions. And this week I ended up bidding on a box full of Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. They’re my guilty pleasure, those two authors. I already own a lot of their books and I was a little worried that when I got this box of goodies, that I was going to end up having a lot of doubles.  Much to my delight, there were only two or three that I found in the box that I already had. And to add the whipped cream and sugar on top, the box also included the next two installments of the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, which I haven’t read yet.

I pretty much exploded with happiness.

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Book Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

 

All the comics in the world couldn’t have prepared you for David’s world in Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. The heroes we have read about, flying through the skies with their metallic capes, abilities to deflect bullets, predict courses of events, and turn things into steel or dust, are not heroes. The only thing they have become are villains. These villains have taken society by a choke hold, rooting fear in every normal persons heart, and driven them into the catacombs beneath the street’s. Above the catacombs, the gone-bad superheroes have taken possession of the city, and they are called Epics.

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Shame Post: Series I WILL NOT be finishing :/

So, here’s the scoop: There are a lot of series I have not and do not plan on finishing. I thought long and hard about this after my last post, the part where I promised to give the Matched Series another chance. I looked through my bookshelves and then scrolled through my amazon book shelf and found a lot more series I haven’t even attempted to finish. The first emotion I felt? Absolute shame.

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